Monthly Archives: June 2013

July 12 Meeting with U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer

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The History of the Common Core Video

Here is a great short video on the origins of the Common Core released by FreedomWorks.

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Kindergarteners Required to Test Twice a Year as Seattle “Rises” to Data Driven Education,

Seattle’s short-lived victory over standardized testing has come to a screeching halt. In March 2013, as a result of a very impressive boycott of the districts MAP test by both students and teachers alike, Superintendent of Seattle Schools, Jose’ Banda … Continue reading

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Learn More about the CCSS

I am often asked for information about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and related issues. I have put together a one-page handout to give people who want to learn more about the CCSS and related issues. It starts off … Continue reading

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Guest Column: Common core standards off mark

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS), currently being implemented in the Ellensburg School District, are an anathema. They arguably violate the constitutional-based directions that the education of our children is grounded in parental and local community control. The “20 U.S.C. … Continue reading

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We’re Not Misinformed; We Know What Common Core Is, And We Reject It.

Proponents of the Common Core State Standards often claim opponents are misinformed.  More often than not, I see indication that many opponents are more informed than most proponents.  Opponents have often done their homework and provide references to support their … Continue reading

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A Pig in a Poke

Jimmie Applegate is a retired Central Washington University professor.  He recently wrote a column for the Daily Record in Ellensburg called Common Core Standards off Mark. Mr. Applegate very succinctly addresses some issues related to the Common Core State Standards … Continue reading

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